Geoffrey Agrons is a self-taught photographer living in the San Francisco Bay area.
He is interested in the uneasy coexistence between human populations and the natural world, and is particularly intrigued by the range of contradictory emotional responses to the land-water interface, the ambiguity of natural and man-made objects encountered at the seaside between twilight and dawn, and the tension between untamed bodies of water and human expectations of permanence and control.
Deeply influenced by Michael Kenna's work, Agrons found that his mixture of awe, fear, longing, and imagined memories of our aquatic origins was amplified by working during the extremes of the day. He favors long exposures in low light as he explores the interaction between wind, waves, salt, and the human footprint, and has come to think of his images as "melancholigraphs".
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- Exhibitions & Awards
Director Award and Juror Honorable Mention, "Downtown", Johnson City, TX, A. Smith Gallery, 2014
Juror's Honorable Mention, "Still Life", Fort Collins, CO, The Center for Fine Art Photography, 2014
Director's Choice Award, "Take Flight", Lexington, VA, The Kiernan Gallery, 2014
Juror's Honorable Mention, "Natural World", Fort Collins, CO, The Center for Fine Art Photography, 2014
Juror's Choice Award, RAW Photography Exhibit 2013, Hammonton, NJ, The Noyes Museum Shop & Framing, 2013
Best in Show, A Celebration of Art & Life 2013, Philadelphia, PA, Perlman Center for Advanced Medicine and The Regional Community Arts Program for The Center of Emerging Visual Artists, 2013
Honorable Mention, InLiquid Benefit v. Thirteen, Philadelphia, PA, Ice Box Project Space, Cranes Arts Building, 2013
Best-in-Show, International Juried Photography Exhibition 2012, Richmond, VA, 12 12 Gallery, 2012
Gold Medal Award, 2012 New Images Photography Awards, San Francisco, CA, Gallery Photographica, 2012
Five photographs accepted to Permanent Collection, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2011-2012